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The Acquisition That Helped Build Google Docs

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Do you use Google Docs as your word processor?

The powerful app began as Writely, a start-up acquired by Google. In Quora post, one of the Writely co-founders of discussed what it was like to start working on Google’s suite of work apps. AppNewser has all the details:

On Quora, one reader asked: What is it like to sell your company to Google? Writely co-founder Sam Schillace responded with a frank email, explaining what it was like when Google acquired Writely in 2006. Google would use the writing app as a cornerstone of the Google Docs project–building the company’s free set of work apps.

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